Ryukyukan's 20th Annual Tournament July 15, 2012
Ramtown Karate instructors Jim and Kathy Ernest traveled to Okinawa, Japan for the 20th All Ryukyus Full Contact Karate Tournament, held at Kokusai Daigaku, Okinawa, Japan on June 15, 2012. This tournament had over 500 full contact fighters entered, and is the largest full contact karate tournament on the islands of Okinawa (the Ryukyus). Jim and Kathy Ernest assisted Ryukyukan president Sensei Koei Nohara and judged at the event. Although mainly a Japanese event, this year will included a gathering of international Ryukyukan karate instructors from the U.S., London, and Argentina.